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New view of stomach cancer could hasten better therapies

July 23, 2014

In a massive effort to catalog the molecular causes of stomach cancer, scientists, including researchers from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, have identified four subtypes of tumors based on shared mutations and other molecular abnormalities.

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DF/BWCC named one of '100 Hospitals with Great Oncology Programs'

July 23, 2014

Becker's Hospital Review has named Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center to its 2014 "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs." Becker's annual list recognizes hospitals that are leaders in cancer research, outcomes, and quality patient care.
 

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Nineteen Dana-Farber scientists listed among world's most influential

July 01, 2014

In an affirmation of worldwide respect for the impact of Dana-Farber research, 19 basic scientists and clinical investigators at the Institute have been listed among "the world's most influential scientific minds." The ranking was based on how frequently their research discoveries have been cited by peers in the past decade.
 

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recognized as a Magnet® organization for excellence in nursing and patient care
July 16, 2014

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is recognized as a Magnet® organization for excellence in nursing and patient care for the third time.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center the top cancer hospital in New England; fourth in U.S.
July 15, 2014

U.S. News and World Report ranks Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the top hospital in New England for the 14th straight year.

Antibody halts cancer-related wasting condition
July 13, 2014

Dana-Farber scientists identify a protein that is a cause of cachexia, a severe wasting of fat and muscle in half of all cancer patients, and show that blocking the protein in mice can prevent or halt the debilitating condition.

Fresh Concerns About a Hysterectomy Procedure Linked to Cancer Spread (New York Times)

July 23, 2014

Dr. Suzanne George commented on a study showing that undetected tumors in women having hysterectomies are more common than many experts had thought, a conclusion that is fueling calls to limit or eliminate a particular hysterectomy procedure.

100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs (Becker's Hospital Review)
July 22, 2014

Becker's Hospital Review named Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center to the 2014 edition of "100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Oncology Programs."

U.S. News & World Report Announces 2014-15 Best Hospitals Rankings (U.S. News & World Report)
July 15, 2014

The U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals Guide has ranked Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center the highest in New England for cancer care for the 14th straight year and fourth overall in the country.

Study Discounts Testosterone Therapy for Early Prostate Cancer (The New York Times)
July 14, 2014

An editorial written by physicians at Dana-Farber supports a study showing there is no compelling evidence to justify using testosterone suppression therapy on men with early-stage prostate cancer.

Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine Improves Progression-Free Survival vs Physician’s Choice in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer (ASCO Post)
July 10, 2014

Dr. Ian E. Krop led a study showing that the anti-body drug ado-trastuzumab emtansine significantly prolonged progression-free survival in patients with progressive HER2-positive advanced breast cancer.

ASCO Clinical Practice Guideline: Disease Management in Advanced HER2-Positive Breast Cancer With Brain Metastases (ASCO Post)
July 10, 2014

Dr. Eric P. Winer co-chaired an expert panel that developed a clinical practice guideline on disease management for patients with advanced HER2-positive breast cancer and brain metastases.

Scientists publish a deep look at DNA mutations in lung cancer (Boston Globe)
July 10, 2014

Dr. Matthew Meyerson led a genomic study of lung cancer which has provided information that could help scientists devise new treatments.

Gynecologic and Breast Cancer Caregiver Support Group(2)

July 24, 2014

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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For caregivers of inpatients with a gynecologic or breast cancer diagnosis.  Lunch is provided.  For more information, please call Bobbi Allison at 617-732-5670. more

Vote for Your Favorite Red Sox Star for the Chance to Win a Signed Jon Lester Jersey

July 25, 2014

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For over 60 years the Red Sox have had a special bond with the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber. Dating from 1953, this is the longest and most successful partnership between a professional sports team and charity in North America. The Red Sox have helped the Jimmy fund raise millions of dollars for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber through appearances and appeals while befriending patients of all ages. In honor of this partnership we are giving away a signed Jon Lester jersey to one lucky fan.  Just vote for your favorite Red Sox star here to be entered to win. Contest ends at 11:59pm on Tuesday, August 12. more

Sunrise Qigong

July 25, 2014

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Smith 330, Stoneman Patient Services Suite

Presented by the Leonard P. Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies  

In this class, you will learn to stretch and strengthen your mind and body.  

Come relax, loosen and strengthen tired muscles, improve circulation, develop symmetry and balance and fine tune your mind/body skills.  

Program instructor, Ramel (Rami) Rones is on the leading edge of Mind-Body, Tai Chi and Qi Gong therapies for patients with cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, chronic pain and other chronic conditions. He is an internationally known teacher, speaker and author of the best-selling Sunrise and Sunset Tai Chi books and DVDs.  

For adult patients, family members and caregivers.  

Registration required. For more information and to register, please contact the Zakim Center  

at 617-632-3322 or at Zakim_Center@dfci.harvard.edu  


 

 You may also visit us at Dana-Farber.org/Zakim.  

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